Letters Hypocalcaemia

Use of oral calcium to treat hypocalcaemia

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a355 (Published 19 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1392
  1. Olivier Steichen, fellow
  1. 1AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Internal Medicine Department, 75020 Paris, France
  1. olivier.steichen{at}tnn.aphp.fr

Cooper and Gittoes hardly mention the therapeutic use of oral calcium.1 At least two points should be considered. Firstly, hypoparathyroidism with mild and chronic hypocalcaemia can be treated with oral calcium alone. …

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